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Charlestown Navy Yard

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Established in 1800 as one of the country's original naval maintenance centers, the Navy Yard is now the home of the USS Constitution.
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First Ave., Boston, MA
+1 617-242-5601
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Closed down without any notice. Really disappointed as we were looking forward to having a look around.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 1 week ago

My kids and I were walking The Freedom Trail and visiting The USS Constitution and enjoyed hanging out in the Navy Yard looking at all the sites.

Thank misopiso88
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Charlestown Navy Yard holds a lot of fascinating Boston and Navy history in one place. The big draw for most people here is the USS Constitution, the oldest surviving warship in the United States. A few things before hand though, this is the second...More

Thank lou1776
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Make time to tour this magnificent destroyer! She is amazing. I love how they let us walk with in her galleys. It's amazing how sailors can live in such tight spaces!

Thank STLtown
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Home of the old Ironside Charlestown packs a lot of history. A few good spots to eat at or get coffee or snacks. Bring your camera to capture some nice pics. I fish from the Spaulding side and do pretty good usually at night lots...More

Thank GuySBosMia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The yard has much to see including a Destroyer which you can walk around. The dry docks are very interesting with good information boards. The museum was donation entry which is always a good thing. Well worth a couple of hours.

Thank devonroamer
Reviewed November 3, 2018

There is a nice museum at the Charlestown Navy Yard which chronicles the history of the Yard from its founding to its decommissioning. It was a Navy Yard that had multiple dry docks which serviced the US Navy's ships and was also a center of...More

Thank geotech522
Reviewed October 27, 2018

The USS Cassin Young is a decommissioned WWII Destroyer. It was dedicated to a naval officer recognized for heroism at Pearl Harbor. While I have visited/toured a WWII aircraft carrier and a few submarines, this was my first up close experience on a destroyer. While...More

Thank TimeTraveler_800
Reviewed October 22, 2018

It was more interesting to me then it was to others in my party for a couple of reasons. One this ship was at Pearl Harbor right before the attack and my father was on the USS Vestal. The other was I served on a...More

Thank Dakota973
Reviewed October 21, 2018

In addition to the US Navy's oldest continuously commissioned ship, USS Constitution, the navy yard has a WWII destroyer available for touring.

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Charlestown’s hilly roads, narrow streets and gaslight
lamps, make it an enticing neighborhood to visit.
Follow the Freedom Trail over the Washington St bridge
from the North End or take the scenic water locks to
Paul Revere Park. Walk through City Square and stroll
down cute Main street, wandering up the windy
residential streets to Monument Square, where you can
learn about the city’s history along with a great view
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Chris F
March 11, 2018|
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Response from schmidtmg | Reviewed this property |
about 500 to 600 yards